New twist in Arnold Schwarzenegger love-child saga
Mildred Patricia Baena ... had Arnold Schwarzenegger's child.
The ex-husband of a housemaid who gave birth to Arnold Schwarzenegger's love-child has revealed that he had no idea the boy was fathered by the Terminator star.
Rogelio Baena was named as father on the now-13-year-old boy's birth certificate, and claims he never doubted the child was his biological son.
He only discovered last week, along with the rest of the world, that his ex-wife Mildred "Patty" Baena had an affair with the former California governor.
Separated ... Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver. Photo: Getty Images
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Mr Baena said the situation was a "betrayal".
"Arnold Schwarzenegger for me, [was] my hero," he said.
Mr Baena, who was married to Ms Baena for 10 years and helped raise her three other children, said he wanted to tell the boy one thing.
"I am your father. That's all," he said.
He also said Schwarzenegger's wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, had been "destroyed" by the revelations.
Ms Baena worked for 20 years as a member of the Schwarzenegger and Shriver household staff, before resigning in January this year.
The boy bears a striking resemblance to Schwarzenegger, and would visit the family home with his mother. He is just five days younger than his half-brother, Christopher.
According to new reports on gossip website Radar Online, Ms Baena demanded a DNA test when her son was just a toddler to prove Schwarzenegger was the father.
"Arnold knew all along that [the boy] was his child," a source said.
"But Mildred insisted on a DNA test – and it proved that Arnold was the father."
While Mr Rogelio is listed on the child's birth certificate as the father, when Ms Baena filed for divorce in 2008 she said the couple had no children together.
The divorce has never been finalised.